Committed to solidarity, the Sisters of the Holy Names will participate in the World March of Women

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Longueuil, Quebec, Canada – October 14, 2015 – Building on their commitment to advance the cause of women throughout the world, the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary will participate in the fourth edition of the World March of Women, which will take place in Trois-Rivières on October 17.

The Sisters, many of whom are over 80, have chartered a 56 passenger bus to bring them to the March. The Quebec SNJM sisters will be joining an international delegation of sisters from Lesotho, Peru, the United States and Manitoba. Together, they will demonstrate their solidarity with the cause of women and with the theme of this year’s March, “Reclaiming Our Bodies, Our Territories, Our Communities!”

Preparations well under way

The Congregation and all of its participating sisters, consecrated persons and associates are actively involved in a solidarity campaign that will see thousands of women coming together at the Trois-Rivières event. At this point, the elderly sisters are actively involved in making their own banners that capture and symbolize the sisters ‘commitment to the March and to the cause it stands for.

The public invited to participate!

The sisters’ preparations for the March will reach its high point with a brief celebration on Saturday, October 17 at 8 pm. The public is invited to express its solidarity with, and give its blessing to, the elderly sisters just before they board the bus for Trois-Rivières. The departure and celebration will take place at the Maison Jésus-Marie parking lot at 86, Saint-Charles Street East, Longueuil.

More about the SNJM’s

Founded by Blessed Eulalie Durocher in Longueuil, Quebec in 1843, the Congregation of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary (SNJM) has always stood at the core of the cause of women with its devotion to the education of young girls in the rural areas. Today, this international congregation works in collaboration with associates, consecrated persons, volunteers, friends and colleagues throughout the world and is active on three continents. For more information on the Congregation and its international work visit, for information on its work in Quebec.